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An Interview with ABH Promotions!

Over the past few weeks Portsmouth’s ABH Promotions have been announcing gigs anticipating the imminent return of live music in June. The last year has been tough for live music, but pre-pandemic, local promoters, including ABH Promotions, had been bringing some of the best acts to Portsmouth. Going to gigs at grassroots venues put on […]

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Track of the Day #857: Hallan – Orwell’s Idyllic Future

Today Portsmouth based Hallan have returned with their latest banger and also their best track yet. ‘Orwell’s Idyllic Future‘ is the band’s heaviest offering so far, it’s distorted, in-your-face and attitude-filled. Remember when I referred to one of Hallan’s previous singles ‘Habit‘ as mosh pit fuel? Well ‘Orwell’s Idyllic Future’ blows that out of the […]

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Victorious Festival Reveal Second Line Up Announcement For 2021 Event!

Portsmouth’s Victorious Festival have just announced their second lot of acts for 2021’s event including Nile Rodgers and Chic, Annie Mac, Ella Eyre and more! The above join already announced will join headliners Madness, The Streets and Royal Blood at the coastal Southsea Common event which is set to return across the weekend of 27th-29th […]

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Discover: Fugitive Orchestra – At The Races

Long-time local favourite of ours Fugitive Orchestra recently released his first single of 2021 in the shape of ‘At The Races‘! It’s a refreshing tune that encapsulates everything that Fugitive Orchestra does best and ‘At The Races’ is a super catchy that’s that’s packed with attitude, but most importantly, funky vibes. Speaking of the track, […]

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An Interview With Amongst The Pigeons!

Earlier this week, West Sussex based Amongst The Pigeons announced the news of their fourth album ‘Silence Will Be Assumed As Acceptance’ which is set for release on 7th May! Following this news, we thought this was the perfect opportunity to have a chat with him before the release of the second single taken from […]

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Interview: Who the F**k is Eddy Höek?

Here’s the first of two, possibly even three interviews we’ll be posting this week! We caught up with elusive local artist/musician (yet familiar face to some) Eddy Höek who recently released their experimental debut album ‘F**ked Jazz’ in full exclusively as an NFT (Non-Fungible Token). Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you […]

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Golden Touch Festival, Portsmouth Announce Lineup for September 2021 Event!

Bang Bang Romeo and Crystal Tides have been announced as Golden Touch Festival September 2021 joint headliners! Golden Touch Festival is set to return on Saturday 4th September bringing a stellar lineup of indie-pop/rock artists to Portsmouth’s Wedgewood Rooms/Edge of the Wedge for its second year. The above announced also join The Covasettes, Casey Lowry, […]

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Track of the Day #829: The Pretty Visitors – Western Skies

Indie-rock band The Pretty Visitors have just returned with their first track of 2021 and the follow up to last year’s banger ‘Head in the Sand‘! ‘Western Skies‘ is The Pretty Visitors self-professed “best track yet” and it’s one of their most melodic offerings with a witty monologue that prods at the mundanity of modern […]

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Mix It All Up’s Top 9 Gigs and Live Performances of 2020!

This morning I noticed that the second most viewed blog post over the last two days was, oddly enough, a “top gigs of 2016” post. I don’t think I’ve done one since, I was going to do a top gigs on 2019 post, but I couldn’t narrow it down below 30 so it got a […]

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Mix It All Up’s Top 15 Portsmouth Tracks of 2020!

2020 started off looking incredibly bright for the Portsmouth music scene off the back of a very promising 2019. Gigs were popping up left, right and centre with it often being hard to choose between which gigs to go to as so many overlapped. This was prematurely halted mid-March, but that thankfully didn’t stop Portsmouth’s […]

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South Specific – A Celebration of the Portsmouth Music Scene from 1980 to 2020

40 years after its original release, Brain Booster Music recently resurrected South Specific 1980, a long-lost local compilation CD featuring Portsmouth DIY, post-punk bands. In 1980, a collective of Portsmouth based post-punk bands had big dreams for the city and taking inspiration from the music scenes of the likes of Manchester as well as Liverpool, […]

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Discover: Samuel Lee Diaper – Something Turns Into Nothing

Portsmouth based musician Samuel Lee Diaper (of both Hagiasofia and ACCOST) recently released his debut solo EP ‘Young Kingfisher‘ and this is a very easy-listening track taken from it. ‘Something Turns Into Nothing‘ is an acoustic track that floats along quite effortlessly, but it’s commanding enough to hook you in. The track is folkier than […]

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Track of the day #767: Samuel H James – Summer

Portsmouth based multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Samuel H James recently released this hypnotic track ‘Summer‘! The track contrasts its name with a chilling, doom-filled synth melody drives through it. The only warmth that seeps through is from the folk-tinged, acoustic rhythms that anchor the track. ‘Summer’ has its roots in post-punk and dark-wave but I […]

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Track of the day #766: Mammalia Blue – Satori Street

A couple of weeks back Portsmouth’s best kept secret and lo-fi favourites Mammalia Blue returned with their long-awaited, brand new single ‘Satori Street‘! In true Mammalia Blue fashion, ‘Satori Street’ is a super melodic, grunge-tinged track but this one has a melancholy demeanour. Intricate, memorable guitar riffs drive the track and despite this tracks moodier […]

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Discover: Barbudo – Magnolia Mansion

Finally breaking the two year silence since they last released any new music, last Friday Barbudo returned with their latest disco-funk offering ‘Magnolia Mansion‘! It’s one of the most vibrant, colourful tracks I’ve heard in a while and this feel-good track is defintitely danceable. ‘Magnolia Mansion’ is Barbudo‘s strongest offering yet. Listen to ‘Magnolia Mansion’ […]